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AB Bookman's List of the 100 Best Novels in English After 1923

An interesting blend of frequently seen and rarely seen works, most of American origin. Be aware there are a couple of politically incorrect titles, one of which, "Ten Little Niggers", is usually known these days as "And Then There Were None".
"AB Bookman's Weekly" was a weekly trade publication begun in 1948 as a spin off from "Publishers Weekly". It ceased publication at the end of 1999.
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All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
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An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)
An American Tragedy (Theodore Dreiser)
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Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
Angle of Repose (Wallace Stegner)
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Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
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The Apes of God
The Apes of God
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Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
Appointment in Samarra (John O'Hara)
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Arrowsmith (Sinclair Lewis)
Arrowsmith (Sinclair Lewis)
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Being There (Jerzy Kosinski)
Being There (Jerzy Kosinski)
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The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
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The Black Book (Lawrence Durrell)
The Black Book (Lawrence Durrell)
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Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)
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Casino Royale (Ian Fleming)
Casino Royale (Ian Fleming)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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Children of God (Vardis Fisher)
Children of God (Vardis Fisher)
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The Collector (John Fowles)
The Collector (John Fowles)
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
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The Day of the Locust (Nathanael West)
The Day of the Locust (Nathanael West)
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A Death in the Family (James Agee)
A Death in the Family (James Agee)
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Delta of Venus (Anaïs Nin)
Delta of Venus (Anaïs Nin)
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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Anne Tyler)
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Anne Tyler)
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Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
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Fer-De-Lance
Fer-De-Lance
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A Fine and Private Place (Peter S. Beagle)
A Fine and Private Place (Peter S. Beagle)
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Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
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Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
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The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
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From Here to Eternity (James Jones)
From Here to Eternity (James Jones)
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The Ginger Man
The Ginger Man
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God's Little Acre
God's Little Acre
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Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
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Goodbye, Mr. Chips (James Hilton)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (James Hilton)
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Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
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Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
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Grendel (John Gardner)
Grendel (John Gardner)
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
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The Human Comedy
The Human Comedy
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I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
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